Accuses Nana Addo, Jake, Lord Commey Of Sabotage
Aspiring National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Moctar Bamba, has accused leadership of the party of sabotaging him, during the 2012 election campaign.
The former Deputy Minister in the erstwhile John Kufuor administration, does not want to go down as the most ineffective National Organiser in the history of the NPP.
According to him, soon after his election as National Organiser, some senior people in the party, including the national campaign team hijacked his position and resources allocated to his office, for the party’s Director of Operations.
“How were they expecting me to succeed if the Director of Operations at the time , Lord Commey was playing the very role I was supposed to ahead of the elections”, Bamba lamented, adding when he attempted to protest against the treated meted out to him, some people plotted against him.
The Herald is informed that Lord Commey, an ex-NPP National Organizer, was appointed by Nana Addo to rival Alhaji Bamba, who was widely held to be linked to ex-President John Kufuor.
The NPP, is hugely divided along pro-Kufuor and pro-Nana Addo, with the various contestants linked to each of the two individuals, but Nana Addo-backed candidates are billed to carry the day on Saturday after the counting of ballots.
Alhaji Moctar Bamba, was speaking on an Accra-based Adom FM, as part of the countdown to the ‘Special Delegates Congress’ which takes place tomorrow.
He charged that when he attempted to protest against the treatment meted out to him, some people plotted against him.
“You cannot feel happy and be part of a party in which your colleagues victimise you for expressing your views”.
He warned this time round, he will not tolerate the same attitude and frustration and will fight to protect the cause of freedom which NPP stands for.
“I want to sound a strong warning to anyone who intends relegating me to the background because I won’t tolerate it as I did in 2012.They have taken my leniency to be my weakness”, Alhaji Bamba cautioned.
He urged the party’s delegates to vote competent executives like him, who will work hard for the party’s victory in 2016.
Meanwhile, the NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Suhum, has launched an operation vote-against-incumbent-national-executives, who are seeking re-election in tomorrow’s National Delegates Conference.
Frederick Opare Ansah, believes the incumbent executives, having presided over two election defeats (they actually supervised just one election in 2012) do not have the moral courage to lead the party.
The MP on his arrival at Tamale, venue for tomorrow’s congress, said he would launch a massive campaign against the incumbent executives.
National Chairman, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, General Secretary Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, National Organiser, Moctar Bamba and National Womens Organiser, Otiko Dzaba, are all looking forward to retaining their positions as national executives.
First Vice-Chair, Fred Oware, has decided to also contest his boss, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey .
Opare Ansah, who was speaking to Joy FM, insisted he would make sure that none of the incumbent executives get elected.
He said, the executives were not capable of leading the party to victory in 2016.
“I don’t expect a change in leadership. I expect an overhaul. We have to completely overhaul our engine. Top to down.
He said, explanations by the leadership for the party’s defeats in the two previous elections were untenable.
“They do not in any way qualify to lead this party,” he said.
“That is why I have come on Thursday. Between now and Saturday, I am going on the ground to speak to delegates. By Saturday I am sure there is going to be a change in leadership,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Minority Leader, Dominic Nitiwul is asking the delegates to vote according to their conscience.
He said, the new executives to be elected would surely lead the party into government and they need to be men of substance.